Welcome to our New Trainee Tjan Ho Lai!

Author: Benelux Chamber Shanghai



My name is Tjan and I am from Amsterdam with roots from Hong Kong and China. I am delighted to announce that I will start my professional career as a Junior Business Development Manager Trainee at the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. My background is a MSc in Finance focused on Asset Management, a BSc in Economics & Business from the University of Amsterdam, a global exchange to the University of Hong Kong and a summer school at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

I also operated a freelance business in the hospitality & event management industry next to my studies. After graduating, I traveled three months across China to visit my family, explored the vast country and its nature and observed the fast-paced technological developments of Chinese society. As a result, I was convinced that Shanghai is the place to be. Furthermore, I will contribute more value to the Benelux-China trade and economic relations with my diverse experience, knowledge and skill set. During this period, I aim to gain more insights about the cross-border business environment, customer relationship management and organization of networking events.

Therefore, I look forward to the fruitful and rewarding collaboration on the projects within the team, but also to meet and connect with you, fellow members of the community. Last but not least, I am grateful for this fantastic opportunity and honored to walk amongst the industrious people of Shanghai!”